Archive - Obituary
September 5th, 2011
Leah Jeanne (Caulkins) Buckland, 86, of Borger, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the evening of Thursday, September 1, 2011.
Conley Gilbert Rhoten, 84, of Amarillo, formerly of Fritch, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be Saturday Sept. 3, 2011, at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Devotion at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Milton James (M.J.) Weatherford, 82, died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Borger, Texas.
Graveside services will be Friday, September 2, 2011 at Highland Park Cemetery with Bruce Ridling of Borger Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
M.J. married Clara B. Ellis on February 5, 1951 in Clayton, New Mexico. She preceded him in death in November 1990. He was also preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters. M.J. loved to fish.
Annelle Shipp Smith of Texas City, TX, formerly of Fritch, TX, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. She was born in Newport, TX on July 20, 1913 to Lula and O.M. Shipp.
Kenton J. Savage, 65, of Borger passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Borger Healthcare Center. He was born Monday, March 4, 1946 in Chickasha, OK to Orvil James and Helen Oaks Savage.
Kenton moved to Stinnett, TX in 1956. He graduated from Stinnett High School and enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country.
Funeral services for Mabel Louise Gunter, 88, formerly of Borger, will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Gateway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Rawlinson, Pastor officiating.Â
Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Louise was born July 6, 1923 in Burkburnett, TX, to Forrest and Angie Glidewell.Â She had been a resident of Phillips and Borger for the past 75 years.Â She married J. C. Gunter April 1, 1944 in Phillips, TX. He preceded her in death in 2004.Â She was a member of Gateway Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Zelma Mae Wood, 82, will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Kyle Holley of Amarillo officiating.Â
Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Wood was born in Cordell, Okla., July 1, 1929, to Albert and Flora Bell Harbin.Â She married William Benson Wood April 29, 1944, in Spearman, TX. He preceded her in death in February of 2003.Â Zelma had lived in Skellytown for 50 years prior to moving to Borger three years ago.Â She loved to play with her grandkids.
Wallace â€śWallyâ€ť Criswell, 62, of Baytown, TX was born November 22, 1948 in Fort Worth and passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 after a brief battle against cancer. He was a U. S. Army veteran.
He enjoyed fishing and was an artist, specializing in acrylic paintings. He had numerous showings, especially in the Borger area.
Jo Lynn Groves, age 57, of Hockley, Texas died on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Cypress, Texas after a lengthy illness.
Royce E. Beasley, 78, passed away at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Freeman West in Joplin, MO.
Royce was born on April 14, 1933, in Strawn, TX. He was the son of Roy Calhoun and Grace Lougenia â€śCoxâ€ť Beasley . Royce was employed by the Big 3 Industries where he started as a salesman and retired as a manager after 32 years. He served in the Army. Royce was a member of the Carthage Church of Christ.
Royce was united in marriage to Patricia Fullerton on June 4, 1955 in Carthage, MO. She survives.